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‘Tis the Season to Indulge in Walnuts

Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have found that diets rich in whole walnuts or walnut oil slowed prostate cancer growth in mice. In addition, both walnuts and walnut oil reduced cholesterol and increased insulin sensitivity. The...
13-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Obesity a Factor in Immunotherapy Toxicity

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Immunotherapy that can be effective against tumors in young, thin mice can be lethal to obese ones, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. The findings, published online today in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggest a possible link...
31-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Anti-Cancer Drug Effective Against Common Stem Cell Transplant Complication

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Researchers at UC Davis have found that the drug bortezomib effectively treats chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a common and debilitating side effect from allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants. The trial showed that bortezomib...
24-Oct-2014 9:00 PM EDT

Introducing the Multi-Tasking Nanoparticle

Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as...
26-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Novel Drug Action Against Solid Tumors Explained

Researchers at UC Davis, City of Hope, Taipai Medical University and National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan have discovered how a drug that deprives the cells of a key amino acid specifically kills cancer cells.
11-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT

New Combination Drug Controls Tumor Growth and Metastasis in Mice

Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis. By combining a COX-2 inhibitor, similar to Celebrex, and an epoxide hydrolase (sEH)...
14-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Surgical Biopsy Proves Safe for Selected Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients

Researchers at UC Davis have determined that surgical biopsies can be safely performed on select patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer, which should enhance their access to drugs that target specific genetic mutations such as epidermal...
26-Jun-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Tailored Intervention Has Low Impact on Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but too few people get tested. In an effort to increase these numbers,researchers from UC Davis and elsewhere investigated whether an individualized interactive multimedia computer program (IMCP) would spur...
12-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

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